Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal eye Jorginho amid Caicedo bid; Fernandez nears £115m Chelsea deal; Porro to Spurs

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Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all still hunting huge signings with just two days to go now before the January transfer deadline. Arsenal are not giving up on Moises Caicedo after having a second bid for the Ecuador midfielder worth around £70million rejected by Brighton. A third bid is believed to be imminent and Jorginho is now being lined up as an alternative!

Chelsea have re-opened talks over Enzo Fernandez as they also look to make a huge splash in midfield. The Blues are increasingly confident they can still sign Argentina’s World Cup winner before the market shuts for business at 11pm GMT after making a British record bid. Chelsea have also been interested in Everton’s Amadou Onana and Caicedo team-mate Alexis Mac Allister.

Tottenham’s swoop for Pedro Porro is in major doubt but they remain in talks to salvage a deal. Meanwhile, they have reportedly tabled a bid for Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie and Jude Bellingham’s younger brother Jobe. Spurs have also agreed a fee for young Chelsea striker Jude Soonsup-Bell. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours, gossip and deals as they happen live below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Chelsea close in on £115m Fernandez deal

  • Arsenal to make third Caicedo bid

  • Jorginho a Gunners alternative

  • Spurs make Porro breakthrough

  • Gallagher to turn down Everton

Arsenal face huge Caicedo defeat

22:56 , Marc Mayo

Brighton believe Moises Caicedo is staying put - and that is that.

Despite talk of a third Arsenal bid for the Ecuadorian midfielder, the Seagulls are staunch in their belief that he will not leave.

The Athletic note that Caicedo is under contract to 2025 with a further 12-month option in his deal.

That could be why Arsenal are turning towards Jorginho...

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Bryan Gil’s delight at rejoining Sevilla

22:40 , Marc Mayo

Bryan Gil has described Sevilla as the “club of my life” after re-signing for the LaLiga club on loan from Tottenham.

Spurs confirmed the deal after landing Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal, Gil arriving back at the club he left for £21million plus Erik Lamela in 2021.

He told his Twitch stream unveiling: “I arrived here at the age of 9 from Barbate. I was very small and at that time I did not have time to study and go and come back, so I trained once with the team and, with permission from the club, only came on game day.

“For me, Sevilla is the club that has seen me grow and where I have been happy. It is the club of my life.”

Read more here!


Inter eye Premier League defenders

22:12 , Marc Mayo

Former Tottenham target Milan Skriniar is heading to Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan have identified a swell of potential replacements.

Victor Lindelof is said by Fabrizio Romano to be their top target, after being rejected by Lille’s Tiago Djalo.

But Manchester United are reportedly not keen to sell their reserve centre-back.

Tuttosport name Japhet Tanganga as one option while, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah and Thilo Kehrer of West Ham are on their shortlist.


Key factor in Fernandez deal

21:48 , Marc Mayo

Speaking of sell-on fees, one key factor in Enzo Fernandez’s future is that Benfica will not get anywhere near the full amount of what Chelsea pay them.

That is because, as TyCSports highlight, Fernandez’s former club River Plate hold a 25 per-cent sell-on clause in his contract.

With a £115m fee, that’s a hefty £28m for the Argentine club!


How Spurs made Porro breakthrough

21:34 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham have agreed a £40million deal to sign Sporting CP defender Pedro Porro, Standard Sport understand.

The 23-year-old will travel to London on transfer deadline day to complete his medical after talks almost collapsed over transaction fees.

Former Spurs player Marcus Edwards was the key to unlocking the stalemate after the north Londoners agreed to waive a portion of the sell-on fee owed to them in the event of Sporting selling their ex-academy winger.

Read the full story from Nizaar Kinsella!

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Ziyech nearing PSG move

21:09 , Marc Mayo

Paris Saint-Germain are in talks to sign Hakim Ziyech on loan from Chelsea with an option for a permanent transfer, Standard Sport understand.

The Blues are open to letting their 29-year-old winger leave the club in January after signing multiple attackers, including Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke and Joao Felix.

It remains unclear whether an option to buy will be included as talks continue but all parties are positive that a deal to see Ziyech remain in Paris for at least six months will be concluded.

Read the full story from Nizaar Kinsella!

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Bakayoko future still not sorted

20:55 , Marc Mayo

AC Milan, Chelsea and Cremonense are in complex three-way talks that would see Tiemoue Bakayoko switch clubs for the duration of the season.

Bakayoko, who hasn't played for AC Milan this season due to a contract clause that would force his purchase for £12m, wants to switch to Serie A minnows Cremonense. Discussion around who pays his wages is ongoing.

Milan and Chelsea ready to cut their losses but Bakayoko entitled to a good wage through his current £120,000-a-week deal expiring in 2024.

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Tielemans also an option for Arsenal

20:40 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are considering a late swoop for Youri Tielemans if their bid for Moises Caicedo fails.

According to 90min, the Leicester playmaker is still on their radar after lots of interest in the summer.

But the Foxes’ relegation fears has upped Tielemans’ price tag considerably.

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Spurs make Porro breakthrough

20:18 , Marc Mayo

Pedro Porro WILL sign for Tottenham.

That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who reports on an agreement being reached after talks this evening.

Spurs should get their man on deadline day!

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Done deal!

20:09 , Marc Mayo

Weston McKennie signs for Leeds on an initial loan switch from Juventus, after earlier links with Arsenal.

Done deal!

20:07 , Marc Mayo

Bryan Gil departs Tottenham on loan, with a return to Sevilla. No purchase clause in the deal.

Chelsea happy to wait for Fernandez

19:46 , Marc Mayo

If Chelsea cannot agree a deal for Enzo Fernandez by tomorrow’s deadline, they will still attempt to strike an agreement with Benfica.

According to the Mail, a pre-agreement for a summer switch will become their focus should they fail to beat the clock.

That would keep Real Madrid out of a potential bidding war in the next transfer window.

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More on Jorginho

19:28 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho and Everton’s Amadou Onana have emerged as a possible solutions to Arsenal’s search for a midfield signing before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday, Standard Sport understand.

Arsenal’s No1 target is Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, but the Seagulls insist he is not for sale this month.

Read Simon Collings’ full story!

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Chelsea update

19:15 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea vetoed a possible Hakim Ziyech loan to Newcastle so likely would do the same for Conor Gallagher but let's see, reports Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella...

Newcastle are wary of FFP so can't pay big money due to non-European participation over the last few years despite their extremely wealthy owners.

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Arsenal want Jorginho

18:55 , Marc Mayo

This would be some move! Arsenal are reportedly targeting Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

Both The Athletic and Fabrizio Romano claim the Italian is an alternative to Moises Caicedo.

Jorginho is out of contract in the summer and multiple teams are said to also be eyeing him up for a deadline day swoop.

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Done deal!

18:34 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea midfielder Cesare Casadei has joined Reading’s play-off push on a loan deal for the rest of the season.

Chelsea ‘need to sell’ before end of window

18:27 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have to trim their squad before the transfer window shuts tomorrow night.

Sky Sports report that Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Hakim Ziyech, along with Conor Gallagher, are among those who could move away from Stamford Bridge in the next 24 hours.

The Blues have made so many signings, they have got to now move some players on.

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McKennie close to completing move

18:05 , Matt Verri

Weston McKennie arrived earlier this afternoon for his Leeds medical.

The Juventus midfielder will be joining the club on loan for the rest of the season, in a move that could be made permanent in the summer.

Porro skips Sporting training

17:47 , Matt Verri

Pedro Porro did not train with Sporting today, as he looks to secure a move to Tottenham.

An agreement appeared to have been reached between the two clubs over the weekend, but the Portuguese club changed the terms of the deal last night.

Porro has skipped training and has made it clear he wants to join Spurs.

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Caicedo slammed for social media statement

17:29 , Matt Verri

Chris Sutton believes Moises Caicedo made a mistake in being so public with his desire to leave Brighton.

The Colombian put out a statement on social media explaining that he wanted a January move, and Arsenal have now made two bids for Caicedo.

Both have been rejected though as Brighton stand their ground, and Sutton has backed the Seagulls.

“Moises Caicedo is either being very badly advised or he’s an idiot,” he told the Daily Mail.

”That social media post was downright stupid. He’s seen what Leandro Trossard did to get to Arsenal and he’s copying him. But Brighton have every right to be standing firm on their £80m valuation.”

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Blues on the verge of Fernandez agreement

17:18 , Matt Verri

Closer and closer!

Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of reaching an agreement with Benfica for Enzo Fernandez, with the Blues expected to pay a fee in the region of £115m.

The Times report that both clubs are confident the move will be completed, with Chelsea offering more than the buy-out clause so that they can pay in instalments.

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Chelsea have ‘serious chance’ of Fernandez deal

17:08 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are closer than ever to sealing a deal for Enzo Fernandez.

That’s according to journalist Gaston Edul, who believes there is a “serious chance” that Chelsea get across the line and bring the midfielder to Stamford Bridge.

Benfica are currently making their final decision, with Chelsea’s negotiation team in Lisbon.


Gallagher unwilling to make Everton move

16:56 , Matt Verri

As we covered earlier, Everton have tabled a bid of £45m for Conor Gallagher.

It’s being widely reported that the midfielder has no intention on making the move to Goodison Park, and will reject any proposals from the Toffees.

Gallagher wants to stay at Chelsea, but would consider a move to Newcastle or another top six club.

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Barcelona interested in Felix deal

16:39 , Matt Verri

Barcelona have contacted Atletico Madrid to discuss a move for Joao Felix.

The forward is currently on loan at Chelsea, though suffered a frustrating start to life in England when he was sent off on his debut against Fulham.

Sport claim that Barcelona are interested in bringing Felix to the Nou Camp permanently in the summer, and have held initial discussions.

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Costa set for more Fernandez talks

16:22 , Matt Verri

Rui Costa has cancelled plans to travel to Tortosendo tonight.

The Benfica president was expected to attend a dinner to celebrate the centenary year of Sport Tortosendo and Benfica, but Record claim he will now not be making the trip.

It comes as Benfica and Chelsea remain locked in talks over Enzo Fernandez.

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Fernandez skips Chelsea training

16:07 , Matt Verri

Enzo Fernandez has reportedly missed Benfica training as he tries to force through a move to Chelsea.

The Blues have tabled a £105million offer for the midfielder, as they look to finally get a deal over the line with about 30 hours to go until the end of the window.

Duncan Castles claims that Fernandez skipped training this morning, hoping to pressure the Benfica board into accepting that bid.

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Liverpool want to sign Kante

15:53 , Matt Verri

Liverpool are eying a shock move to bring N’Golo Kante to Anfield as a free agent this summer.

The Frenchman is out of contract at Chelsea at the end of the season, and looks increasingly likely to leave the Blues once his deal expires.

Barcelona have been linked with Kante, but El Nacional report that Jurgen Klopp believes Kante would be perfect for Liverpool’s midfield and is pushing for the Reds to make the signing.

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Chelsea push for Fernandez

15:38 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have made an offer worth £105million for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez that would smash the British transfer record, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The Blues are hopeful of sealing a deal for the 21-year-old before Tuesday’s 11pm transfer deadline.

Their bid meets his buy-out clause but Chelsea have offered to stagger the fee rather make a single payment and it is unclear whether Benfica will accept those terms.

Chelsea had wanted to spread the cost of a deal for Fernandez as they bid to stay in line with Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Read more on that here

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Chelsea could turn to Caicedo

15:24 , Matt Verri

Could we have another Mykhailo Mudryk situation?

Chelsea continue to push for Enzo Fernandez, but are finding that Benfica are giving very little ground in negotiations.

The Independent report that they could turn to Moises Caicedo instead if no progress is made with Fernandez, rivalling Arsenal for the Brighton midfielder.

It’s claimed the Seagulls are holding out for a bid in the region of £90m, potentially coming down slightly from that, and it’s a figure Chelsea are more willing to go to than Arsenal.

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Chelsea prepared to sell Gallagher

15:09 , Matt Verri

Conor Gallagher could yet leave Chelsea before Tuesday night’s transfer deadline after Everton tabled a bid for his services.

The England midfielder had looked set to remain at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place under Graham Potter, but an exit is now thought possible on a permanent deal.

Crystal Palace remain interested in a return for the 22-year-old after he starred on a season-long loan at Selhurst Park last term, while high-flying Newcastle are also interested after agreeing to sell Jonjo Shelvey to Nottingham Forest.

But Everton have now emerged as the front-runners after appointing Sean Dyche as their managerial replacement for Frank Lampard on a two-and-a-half year contract on Monday, making a bid worth a total of £45million using the money earned from the recent sale of winger Anthony Gordon to Newcastle.

Read the full story here

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Stuttgart frustrated by Ahamada move

14:54 , Matt Verri

Stuttgart manager Bruno Labbadia admits frustration at Naouirou Ahamada’s imminent move to Crystal Palace.

The midfielder is set for a medical in London on Monday after the clubs agreed a deal worth in the region of £10.5m.

Ahamada has started 17 of Stuttgart’s 18 Bundesliga games this season and leaves the club during a relegation battle.

Speaking of the move beind made official, Labbadia told Sky Germany: “We have to accept things that are not ideal for the sporting situation.”

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Brighton announce potential Caicedo replacement

14:45 , Matt Verri

Brighton have confirmed the signing of Yasin Ayari, a move that will certainly attract attention from north London.

Ayari has signed a four-and-a-half year contract after making the move to Swedish side AIK, with the midfielder seen by some as a replacement for Moises Caicedo.

The Gunners continue to push to try and bring Caicedo to the Emirates before Tuesday’s deadline, though have had a second bid worth £70million rejected by Brighton who continue to insist they will not sell the Colombian.

Reports suggest Arsenal will not give up on Caicedo and are preparing a latest bid of £70m plus £5m in add-ons, though that still will not meet the Seagulls’ valuation.

Chelsea submit record bid for Fernandez

14:31 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are optimistic they can agree a deal for Enzo Fernandez after making a British record bid.

The Blues have submitted an offer of just over £105m for the midfielder, according to The Telegraph, as they look to finally get the green light from Benfica ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

They have offered one large initial payment, with the rest of the fee to be paid in five instalments.


Fulham face busy end to window

14:20 , Matt Verri

Fulham are closing in on the £8.8million arrival of Sasa Lukic from Torino, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

But the Cottagers still need to resolve issues around the signing of Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares.

Marco Silva said on Friday that he hopes Fulham will make two signings before the transfer window shuts and the club is targeting a midfielder and a right-back.

Lukic has agreed personal terms on a move to Craven Cottage and is expected to travel to London in the next 24 hours to finalise his switch.

Read the full story here

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Man City to sanction Cancelo exit

14:08 , Matt Verri

Bayern Munich have made a late approach to sign Joao Cancelo from Manchester City.

The Bundesliga champions are understood to have offered to take the Portugal international on loan for the rest of the season before a permanent £61.5m move in the summer.

Cancelo himself is believed to be open to moving to Germany, having found playing time limited since returning from the World Cup.

City are not expected to stand in the player’s way should it be possible to conclude a deal before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

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Gil flies out for medical

13:58 , Matt Verri

Bryan Gil has arrived in Spain ahead of completing his loan move to Sevilla.

The winger will rejoin his former club until the end of the season, and is currently undergoing a medical before that move is made official.

Latest on Chelsea’s pursuit of Fernandez

13:50 , Matt Verri

Enzo Fernandez has made it clear he wants to leave Benfica and join Chelsea before the end of the window tomorrow night.

Duncan Castles reports that Benfica have offered to match Chelsea’s salary proposal in the hope of keeping Fernandez until the end of the season, and continue to insist they will not sanction a January sale.

The Blues though continue to push, and will hope Fernandez’s desire to make the move will help their cause.

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Spurs complete Soonsup-Bell deal

13:41 , Matt Verri

Tottenham are on the verge of completing a deal for Chelsea Under-21s striker Jude Soonsup-Bell to bolster the club’s academy.

The 19-year-old is highly regarded at Cobham but has sought another pathway, winding down his contract to its final six months.

The striker completed his medical on Monday morning, with an official announcement of the move expected to come tomorrow.

The north Londoners hope Soonsup-Bell can help their struggling U21s side, which are currently stuck second bottom of Premier League 2, by offering him a long-term pathway to the first-team via loans from next season.

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Arsenal could turn to Tielemans

13:28 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are open to making a late move for Youri Tielemans should their pursuit of Moises Caicedo be unsuccessful.

The Leicester midfielder has long been linked with the Gunners, and he is expected to leave the Foxes when his contract expires at the end of the season.

90min claim that Arsenal could turn to Tielemans if they fail to land Caicedo, but Leicester, who sit one point off the relegation zone, would only consider letting the midfielder leave for big, big money.

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Gil to rejoin Sevilla

13:19 , Matt Verri

Tottenham winger Bryan Gil is poised to return to former club Sevilla on a straight loan deal for the rest of the season, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Gil joined Spurs from Sevilla in the summer of 2021 but has struggled to win over manager Antonio Conte, and spent the second half of last season on loan back in LaLiga at Valencia.

The 21-year-old impressed in the 4-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace earlier this month, when he was involved in three of Spurs’ four goals, but he wants to play regularly and Arnaut Danjuma’s arrival on loan from Villarreal last week will further limit his minutes.

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Inter eye Maguire move

13:10 , Matt Verri

Inter Milan are interested in a late swoop for Harry Maguire.

The Daily Mail report the Serie A side want to bring Maguire to Italy on loan, with the defender’s reputation still strong in Europe after his impressive displays at major tournaments.

However, it’s believed Maguire wants to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place, at least until the summer.

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Chelsea growing in confidence over Fernandez deal

12:58 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are becoming “really optimistic” over agreeing a deal for Enzo Fernandez.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who reports that a €120m bid has been made verbally to Benfica.

Chelsea are pushing hard to make this move happen and have been encourgaed by some of the engagement with Benfica, but are still waiting for a final decision.

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Cancelo to make shock Bayern move

12:50 , Matt Verri

Joao Cancelo is on the verge of completing a shock move to Bayern Munich.

The Athletic report that Cancelo will join the Bundesliga on loan for the rest of the season, with the deal likely to include a buy option in the summer in the region of £60m.

The full-back has struggled for minutes at Manchester City since the World Cup, but it’s still a very surprising move!

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Marquinhos set for Norwich loan

12:41 , Matt Verri

Arsenal winger Marquinhos has agreed to join Norwich on loan until the end of the season, writes Simon Collings.

The Brazilian is travelling to the Championship club on Monday morning in order to undergo a medical and finalise the deal.

The 19-year-old is joining Norwich on a straight loan until the summer, with no option-to-buy clause included.

Marquinhos joined Arsenal last summer from Sao Paulo for around £3million after they beat off competition from Wolves.

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Chelsea make huge Fernandez offer

12:30 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have reportedly made a €120m bid for Enzo Fernandez.

That’s according to reports in Argentina, with it claimed that Chelsea would pay some of the money up front and the rest in five instalments. There are no bonuses or add-ons included in the deal.

Over to Benfica to see if they accept...


Fresneda staying in Spain

12:22 , Matt Verri

Ivan Fresneda has indicated his intention to stay at Real Valladolid despite interest from Arsenal.

The Gunners, along with Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle, have all been linked with a move for the 18-year-old during this month’s transfer window.

Standard Sport understands Premier League leaders Arsenal have spoken to Fresneda’s representatives as they attempt to replace Cedric Soares.

While signing autographs after leaving training with the Spanish club, Fresneda appears to have told Valladolid fans he will not be leaving, while Fabrizio Romano reports the teenager is now not expected to make a move.

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Arsenal to make third Caicedo bid

12:13 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are ready to make a third bid for Moises Caicedo.

Journalist Pete O’Rourke claims that the Gunners will offer £70m plus £5m in add-ons as they look to finally land the midfielder.

While Brighton maintain they won’t sell, it’s claimed they could be tempted by £80m.

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Ronaldo to make Europe return?

12:06 , Matt Verri

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Europe at the end of his Al-Nassr contract.

That’s according to his manager Rudi Garcia, who is confident Ronaldo will still have plenty to offer when his deal expires in the summer of 2025.

“He is one of the best players in the world,” Garcia said.

“He will not finish his career at Al Nassr, he will return to Europe.”

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Aguero backs Fernandez for big move

11:56 , Matt Verri

Sergio Aguero has tipped Enzo Fernandez for an imminent move to the Premier League.

The Argentina midfielder is Chelsea’s leading target before the end of the window and the Blues are prepared to send a delegation to Lisbon for talks with Benfica.

Chelsea have been interested in the 22-year-old throughout the January window but saw initial talks stall when the Portuguese giants demanded the midfielder’s £105m release clause up-front.

Aguero was part of the Argentine set-up in Qatar and he believes his compatriot is all but certain to leave Benfica.

Speaking to Stake, the former Manchester City striker said: “From my understanding, it’ll be a short time until he arrives either to the Premier League or La Liga.

“The thing is, the World Cup can be a great display window. You can really tell who are the players that make a difference, and there’s obviously a boost to the champions too. The World Cup’s best young player award is nothing to scoff at.”

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Newcastle eye late Gallagher swoop

11:47 , Matt Verri

Newcastle are hoping to seal a late move for Conor Gallagher moving the end of the window.

Sky Sports report that Chelsea intend to let a number of players leave on loan, but it remains to be seen whether Gallagher is one of those.

The Magpies are keen on bringing the midfielder to St James’ Park, even though Gallagher would prefer to stay at Chelsea and fight for a starting place.

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Arsenal still target Caicedo deal

11:36 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are considering an improved bid for Moises Caicedo as they try to sign a midfielder before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, writes Simon Collings.

The Gunners had a second offer worth £70million for Caicedo rejected by Brighton, who continue to insist that the Ecuador international is not for sale.

But Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi said yesterday that his team was “ready to go forward” without Caicedo and as of Monday morning Arsenal had not walked away from talks.

A fresh offer for Caicedo would likely exceed the club-record £72m they paid to sign winger Nicolas Pepe in 2019.

Read more on that here

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Chelsea not giving up on Fernandez

11:12 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are ready to send a delegation to Portugal in a bid to finalise a deal for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The Blues have reopened talks with Benfica over Fernandez and are prepared to take their spending under new owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake beyond £500million.

Chelsea have stepped up efforts to sign Fernandez before Tuesday’s transfer deadline after cooling interest in Arsenal target Moises Caicedo and Everton midfielder Amadou Onana.

Read the full story on that here

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Arsenal target Youri Tielemans could still leave Leicester

10:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

It just wouldn’t be the closing stages of a transfer window without Youri Tielemans being linked with a move away from Leicester.

The Foxes have only two days to sell the Belgian for a fee, yet there he remains.

Arsenal hold a long-standing interest in Tielemans and perhaps he could emerge as an alternative to Moises Caicedo, who Brighton want to keep.

According to the Daily Mail, Tielemans could still leave the King Power Stadium between now and Tuesday’s deadline.

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Manchester United transfer news: Victor Lindelof staying despite Inter Milan interest

10:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire have fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United, though it appears Erik ten Hag is eager to keep both.

Indeed, United are fighting on four fronts, so the Dutchman wants as big a squad as possible.

Inter Milan are keen on Lindelof but, according to Fabrizio Romano, the Swede will be staying at Old Trafford.

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Enzo Fernandez pushing to join Chelsea

10:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

The pressure could really be ramping up on Benfica now.

Chelsea are now set for a meeting with the Lisbon giants as they push to sign Enzo Fernandez, who could still become one of the most expensive players of all time.

The Argentina star himself is said to be eager to move to Stamford Bridge.

According to Record, the 21-year-old has told Benfica to let him move to England imminently.

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Tottenham agree Bryan Gil return to Sevilla on loan after Arnaut Danjuma signing

10:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham winger Bryan Gil is poised to return to former club Sevilla on a straight loan deal for the rest of the season, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Gil joined Spurs from Sevilla in the summer of 2021 but has struggled to win over manager Antonio Conte, and spent the second half of last season on loan back in LaLiga at Valencia.

Read the full story here!


Enzo Fernandez: Chelsea set for transfer meeting

10:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea were never going to let the madness of transfer deadline day pass them by without action, were they?

The highest spending club around at the moment, the Blues remain keen on a major move for Enzo Fernandez.

Chelsea have already failed in a bid to sign the Benfica star, with the Lisbon club keen on a £106m fee up front.

Still, according to the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea are ready to send representatives to the Portuguese capital to seal a deal.


Naouirou Ahamada set to join Crystal Palace

09:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s taken pretty much all month but Crystal Palace are closing in on their first signing.

While Conor Gallagher and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were targets, it is Naouirou Ahamada of Stuttgart who is set to move to Selhurst Park.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the midfielder is flying to England to undergo a medical with the Eagles.

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Tottenham STILL working on Pedro Porro deal

09:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham are now said to be actively working on the Pedro Porro deal.

Only a few hours ago, widespread reports suggested the move was off after Sporting moved the goalposts, handing Spurs a huge blow over Antonio Conte’s top target.

Still, there may be some life in the move yet.

Fabrizio Romano claims Spurs are working to salvage the transfer as talks between the two clubs continue.

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Arsenal given Thomas Partey boost

09:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

There is some good news for Arsenal fans, however,

While the pursuit of Moises Caicedo now looks to be over, perhaps Mikel Arteta’s need for a midfielder will not be quite as pressing.

According to injury expert, Ben Dinnery, Thomas Partey’s injury is not thought to be serious.

The Ghana international came off during Friday’s loss to Manchester City, sparking fears, although there appears to have been some good news.


Moises Caicedo to Arsenal OFF

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Harrison Ashby came close to leaving West Ham this summer and now looks destined to do so.

The Scotland U21 international is now set to join Newcastle in a £3m deal, as Eddie Howe chases a back-up for Kieran Trippier.

While hardly the most eye-catching addition on the eve of the transfer window deadline, Newcastle continue to build for the future.

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Harrison Ashby: West Ham youngster heading for Newcastle

09:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Harrison Ashby came close to leaving West Ham this summer and now looks destined to do so.

The Scotland U21 international is now set to join Newcastle in a £3m deal, as Eddie Howe chases a back-up for Kieran Trippier.

While hardly the most eye-catching addition on the eve of the transfer window deadline, Newcastle continue to build for the future.

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Sander Berge: Newcastle and Fulham in transfer talks

09:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fulham and Newcastle are two of the clubs eager to sign Sander Berge.

The Norway international could well be seen as a sellable asset at Bramall Lane given their transfer embargo, though Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom is eager to keep him amid their promotion push.

Still, according to the Daily Mail, Fulham and Newcastle are both pushing to sign Berge before the end of the transfer window.

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Moises Caicedo: Brighton holding firm

09:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

There can be few less enviable tasks than negotiating with Brighton.

Masters in the transfer market, the south coast club have expertly extracted maximum value from buying clubs over the years, forcing Arsenal and Chelsea to cough up for Ben White and Marc Cucurella respectively.

So, the idea of trying to strongarm them over Moises Caicedo seems remote, particularly with such little time left in the window.

Good luck, Arsenal.

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Pedro Porro: Latest as Tottenham look to salvage transfer talks

08:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

This one could go right down to the wire.

While Pedro Porro’s move to Tottenham is thought to be off, Fabrizio Romano claims talks between the two clubs – Tottenham and Sporting – are set to continue today.

The deal had expected to have been wrapped up today, with the Spanish full-back booked in for a medical.

Sporting have since stalled, although there remains some hope a deal can be struck.

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Jonjo Shelvey to leave Newcastle

08:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jonjo Shelvey’s time at Newcastle is over, it seems.

A fixture of the furniture at St James’ Park over the years, the six-cap England international could be the latest of the Mike Ashley era signings to depart now the club have entered a new era.

Despite suffering with injury this season, Shelvey is destined for a move to Nottingham Forest.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he is set to sign a two-and-a-half-year deal at the City Ground.

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Arsenal leading Martin Zubimendi race

08:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

It seems Arsenal are going all-in on signing a new midfielder between now and the end of the transfer window.

Moises Caicedo, of course, is the big target after the Gunners made two bids for the Brighton midfielder within days, though they have been rejected out of hand.

As a result, they could be forced to look at other target.

Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi is another to have been touted for a move to the Emirates Stadium and Arsenal could well hold the key to signing him.

According to Spanish outlet Sport, Barcelona are ready to drop out of the race, allowing Arsenal a free run.

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Sander Berge: Newcastle make move for Fulham target

08:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sander Berge was left out of the Sheffield United squad who drew with Wrexham during Sunday’s pulsating FA Cup clash.

Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed the Norway international was the subject of transfer talks with another club, widely thought to be Fulham.

Newcastle, however, could now be in the mix.

Indeed, Jonjo Shelvey is said to be closing in on a move to Nottingham Forest and Berge has reportedly been identified as his replacement at St James’ Park.

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Pedro Porro to Tottenham deal OFF

08:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

Heartbreak for Tottenham!

At last, it seemed as if Pedro Porro would be heading for Spurs after protracted talks between the north London giants and Sporting.

The right-back, Antonio Conte’s top target this month, even appeared to say goodbye to supporters following Saturday night’s loss to Porto.

Still, on the eve of the transfer window deadline, the deal is thought to be off.

According to The Athletic, Sporting have pulled OUT of the deal, leaving Porro in despair.

Quite where Tottenham go from here remains to be seen.

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Chelsea officials could travel for Fernandez deal

08:11 , George Flood

Chelsea could once again dispatch their transfer big-hitters overseas in a bid to get a massive signing over the line.

Earlier this month, co-owner Behdad Eghbali and director of global talent and transfers Paul Winstanley both flew to Turkey in order to thrash out the sensational deal to pip Arsenal to Mykhailo Mudryk.

That could be the case again here, with The Telegraph reporting that Chelsea officials could head to Portugal today in an attempt to seal the capture of Enzo Fernandez.

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Chelsea willing to pay €120m for Fernandez

08:01 , George Flood

Chelsea are poised to hold more talks with Benfica over Enzo Fernandez today.

Fabrizio Romano’s latest update on the situation claims the Blues are willing to go as high as €120m in a bid to secure what would be another blockbuster transfer.

He adds that everything now depends on Benfica and club president Rui Costa, who has been a thorn in Chelsea’s side on this deal so far.

Apparently everything is already wrapped up with Fernandez himself, with the player having tried to force a switch to Stamford Bridge once already this month.


Spurs make late offer for Hincapie

07:55 , George Flood

Could it be that Pedro Porro is not the only defender to join Tottenham before the transfer deadline?

Moises Caicedo’s highly-rated Ecuador team-mate Piero Hincapie is now said to also be firmly on Spurs’ radar.

In fact, German publication Bild claim that Tottenham have tabled a £22m “verbal offer” with Bayer Leverkusen over the versatile 21-year-old.

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Tottenham to sign Porro after Bellerin deal

07:52 , George Flood

Tottenham should wrap up the signing of Pedro Porro today.

The Spanish defender has been Antonio Conte’s top transfer target throughout the January window as he seeks an upgrade on the likes of Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty at right wing-back.

Negotiations have been slow, but an agreement is believed to have been finally struck last week and Porro waved goodbye to Sporting Lisbon fans after Saturday night’s defeat by Porto in the Portuguese League Cup final.

Key to Spurs’ deal for Porro is Sporting’s ability to source a replacement before the deadline. Standard Sport understands that the club are now close to loaning former Arsenal stalwart Hector Bellerin from Barcelona.

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Chelsea holding new Fernandez talks

07:45 , George Flood

Chelsea are joining Arsenal in hoping to make a major midfield splash before the January transfer window closes at 11pm tomorrow night.

Though their interest in Moises Caicedo has now cooled, the Blues have reignited their pursuit of Enzo Fernandez.

Standard Sport understands that Chelsea have now reopened talks with Benfica over the Argentina World Cup winner and have a plan to tempt the Portuguese giants into accepting a bid over his £105m release clause that would help them to avoid any Financial Fair Play (FFP) issues.

Such a move would allow the cost of the transfer to be spread over a seven-and-a-half or an eight-and-a-half-year contract.

Chelsea are said to consider the move difficult but there is hope it can be struck before the deadline. Watch this space!

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Arsenal handed new Caicedo boost

07:38 , George Flood

However, good news for Arsenal regarding Moises Caicedo might come in the shape of Brighton’s own latest transfer business.

Per Fabrizio Romano, the Seagulls have now completed the signing of Swedish midfielder Yasin Ayari from AIK for a fee of around €6m.

The 19-year-old is said to have arrived in England to undergo a medical and sign a long-term contract at the Amex Stadium.

Though he’s just a teenager, it has been speculated in various publications over recent days that Ayari could well be a replacement for Caicedo, whom manager Roberto De Zerbi said yesterday he hoped would stay but also that Brighton were ready to move on without him if necessary.

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Arsenal fail with new £70m Caicedo bid

07:32 , George Flood

Arsenal have seen a fresh bid for Moises Caicedo rejected by Brighton ahead of Tuesday night’s January transfer deadline.

The Gunners originally saw a £60million offer for the Ecuador midfielder turned down last week, but are desperate to land his signature in order to greatly aid their Premier League title bid, having already signed ex-Seagulls team-mate Leandro Trossard this month.

According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal have made a second move for Caicedo worth £70m including add-ons.

However, that offer has quickly been dismissed by Brighton. Arsenal now must decide whether or not to come back with a third bid that would likely involve a club-record fee.

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